|Publication Date:||1 January 2014|
This Standard deals with new protective footwear and includes requirements for two grades of toe impact resistance, as well as special requirements for sole plate performance, metatarsal protection, electric-shock protection, sole flex durability, conductivity, and chainsaw protection. (See Figures 1 and 2 for footwear and foot nomenclature used in this Standard.)
This Standard also provides requirements for static-dissipative footwear, with or without toe impact resistance.
This Standard also provides requirements for slip-resisting footwear, with or without other protective features.
This Standard does not address over-the-shoe toe protectors and related after-market components (e.g., slip-on toe protectors, overshoes, attachable metatarsal guards, anti-slip devices, and protective inserts). These are not considered to be integral to protective footwear.
Note: Overshoe toe protectors are addressed in a separate standard (CSA Z334).
Electrical flash and flame protection, ankle protection, firefighter's footwear, spiked climber's footwear, and riot boots are not specifically addressed in this Standard. While the specific protection required by these applications is not covered, impact, puncture, and static-dissipative criteria may be applied to other types of footwear as appropriate.
In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.